ERIC Number: ED365016
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
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A Transition Model for Personal Empowerment of Learning Disabled Young Adults Exiting from High School to the Work Force or a Post-Secondary Educational Setting.
Purcell, Nancy Mari
This practicum developed a comprehensive Individual Transition Plan (ITP) model for five high school students with learning disabilities, in which social skills, advocacy, communication skills, career evaluation, and postsecondary concerns were explored through the collaborative efforts of school personnel, community members, outside agencies, the student, and the parents. The practicum involved administration of questionnaires, assisting agencies in career evaluations, executing group and individual sessions with students to enhance interpersonal skills, arranging mentoring relationships, organizing a Career/College Night, and compiling information into a computerized ITP. It was felt that the practicum information was utilized to provide a clear vision of the systematic steps that the learning disabled youngster must take to attain future goals. Appendices contain various questionnaires, skills lists, and ITP forms. (Contains 31 references.) (JDD)
Descriptors: Advocacy, Agency Cooperation, Career Exploration, College Day, Communication Skills, Cooperative Programs, Education Work Relationship, High School Students, High Schools, Higher Education, Individualized Transition Plans, Interpersonal Competence, Learning Disabilities, Mentors, Models, Parent Participation, Postsecondary Education, Program Development, Program Implementation, Transitional Programs, Vocational Evaluation
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Ed.D. Practicum Report, Nova University.